Terms we will not admit to using - page 7
You all have heard of them and of course we never actually use any of these terms but somehow they are there and everyone knows them....... There the "unofficial" abbreviation list like ... Read More
Oct 3, '06Code Brown.....self explanatory
Nintendo Thumb.....reason why pulse ox. monitor continuously rings off
Oct 4, '06I have a few
4F- female flatulent fat and forty
MMP- mulitple medical problems
PWT- poor white trash (this is a southern saying and if you are from down south you know what this means)
Poopish - another word for constipated
On the peds floor that I worked on in nursing school (10 years ago) we had these little patient care kits shaped like school buses we gave the families. When we had babies in the NICU that really needed to go to heaven, we used to place one of them on the incubator and almost without fail they would pass on within 24 hours. We had this saying "time for the little yellow bus" everytime we had a patient that was circling the drain.
Oct 8, '06GBI= Gomer Boomerang Index: the interval of days that pass before a frequent flier is seen again, if it's lengthening it's a positive index.
PRN= Patient recieved nothing.Last edit by NYTramaRN on Oct 8, '06
Oct 8, '06TBAR- That boy ain't right.
CTD- Circling the drain
DRT- Dead right there.
Nursing Challenge- You know the patient refered to....nasty, disrespectful, FMPS, want's any and all narcotic pain meds known to man on a q1 hr basis, and only by IV push......
Acute momectomy- Patient's mother needs to go home and get a life. Usually still attached by an invisible umbilical cord to their 34 yr old unmarried son, who is in the hospital for an infected toe, and feeds and bathes him every day.
Oct 20, '06CCFCP- coocoo for cocoa puffs, DFO- done fell out, CTD circling the drain, UCT- unauthorized celestial transfer
Oct 21, '06Twit, this is someone who is being a PIA, maybe extubating themselves in the unit or acting out in your LTC setting. They make you just want to get out the ativan for yourself or for them.
Oct 21, '06OK I love this one. An RN told me this one when I worked at the VA in TN.
Its called the tooth to Tattoo ratio:
If the pt has more Tattoos than teeth, than no matter what they won't die, and you can't kill them.
And oh it was soooo true! We had several pts that proved this to be true when I worked there. (not that I actually tried to kill someone, but you get the point).
Oct 23, '06Can't believe I haven't seen these:
AFU - All "fouled" Up (You know, those 23 weekers that were saved, and are now on the peds floor).
SGP - shallow gene pool
Nov 1, '06PIA, of course, but I guess we all use that one. I'm ashamed to admit that I have admitted more than my fair share of "trainwrecks".
Nov 1, '06SAS = "Sick as Sh**" I use this one frequently
DOV = Dead on Vent, for those that we are breathing for them, making their heart beat etc....